How does the USERRA Protect Military Members from Discrimination in the Workplace?

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How does the USERRA Protect Military Members from Discrimination in the Workplace?

Veterans are protected under federal laws such as the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Military discrimination is, unfortunately, a common occurrence in the workplace. If you believe that you are a victim of discrimination due to your service to the United States military, continue reading to learn how you can take action to hold those who have discriminated against you accountable. Give our experienced employment law attorney a call to learn more about our services and how we can assist you with any employment law matters. We are here to help.

What is the USERRA?

The USERRA is the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. This act affords military members certain rights regarding protection against discrimination in the workplace. The rights that are afforded by the USERRA include the following:

  • Military members are not to be discriminated against in the workplace due to their service to the United States military.
  • Military members have a right to enforce the laws set out by the USERRA by the Veterans Employment and Training Service under the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Military members who leave their civilian jobs to perform military service are entitled to reemployment once they return from overseas or otherwise.
  • Military members have a right to health insurance coverage, as well as their dependents, for up to 24 months after leaving their civilian job to perform military duties.

Veterans who have disabilities also have certain rights under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

What can I do if I am facing military discrimination in the workplace?

If you believe that your rights have been violated as a military member at the workplace, it is important that you retain the services of a skilled employment law attorney. Our legal team at Ben Barrett Law is prepared to advocate for you and hold those accountable for their actions of discrimination. We will fight to recover the compensation you deserve. Reach out to our firm today to discuss how we can assist you. To learn more about our services and to answer any questions you may have regarding your upcoming employment law matters, do not hesitate to give our firm a call.

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